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American System founder Alexander Hamilton, a new statue at the Coast Guard Academy (Dianne Durante)

AmericanSystemNow Turns Two

By Nancy Spannaus June 16, 2019—Today, this blog turns two years old. Over the past two years, we have published 333 posts, ranging from reprints of key historic documents, to in-depth analyses of FDR’s New Deal and war mobilization, to more pithy analyses of current economic developments from the standpoint […]

by June 16, 2019 News
U.S. Federal Debt as percentage of GDP

Hamilton on Debt: Turn It into Capital!

by Nancy Spannaus June 15, 2019–In their June 12 column in Wall Street on Parade, Pam and Russ Martens reviewed the scandal of the century—the fact that the Federal Reserve has bailed out Wall Street to the tune of $27 trillion since the crash of 2008-9. They concluded, appropriately, with […]

by June 15, 2019 Commentary, News
Franklin Roosevelt Addresses the Nation on Banking Crisis in March, 1933

Celebrating FDR’s Hamiltonian Hundred Days

By Nancy Spannaus June 13, 2019—As this blog has argued before, the first Hundred Days of the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) represented a dramatic turning point  in American history.  As he had promised, FDR asserted the responsibility of the Federal Government to fulfill its Constitutional duty to promote […]

by June 13, 2019 Commentary
"Hooverville" in 1930s Seattle, one of the largest in the country.

Tackling the Housing Crisis

Learning from FDR’s Emergency Action By Nancy Spannaus June 11, 2019—The 2008-9 period of mass housing foreclosures may be over, but the housing crisis in the United States is not. Exorbitant prices in the nation’s major cities, along with burgeoning homelessness centered in many of those same locations, attest to […]

by June 11, 2019 Commentary, History
At Day Two of BookExpo 2019.

The BookExpo Was a Step Forward

Nancy’s Report-back to Her Supporters, written June 4, 2019 Dear friends, Thanks to your support, the potential for a leap in circulation of Hamilton Versus Wall Street has significantly increased. My five days in New York City at BookExpo America 2019  (for publishers and professionals) and BookCon (for the public) […]

by June 4, 2019 News
A view of the Grange. I'm standing there in front.

A Visit to Hamilton’s Grange

By Nancy Spannaus June 3, 2019—On May 30, I was thrilled to finally be able to visit the Grange, the summer home which Alexander Hamilton built in the early 1800s. I joined a tour given by the vice-president of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness (AHA) Society, Sergio Villavicencio, who provided a […]

by June 3, 2019 Commentary, News
A partial picture of the book Hamilton Versus Wall Street.

Publicity for Hamilton Versus Wall Street

  (The following release was issued by Authors Press in mid-May and sent out nationwide.) Political Journalist Writes about Hamilton’s American System Going back to the economic system that made America great NEW YORK CITY — Nancy Bradeen Spannaus’ book, Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American […]

by May 28, 2019 News
The second floor of the first Bank of the United States. (Nancy Spannaus)

Inside Hamilton’s National Bank

By Nancy Spannaus May 26, 2019—During my recent trip to Philadelphia, I was honored to get a short tour inside Hamilton’s National Bank, the first Bank of the United States (BUS). Yes, the BUS building, which has the date 1795 on its pediment and was first a place of business […]

by May 27, 2019 News
Message to Blog Subscribers

Message to Blog Subscribers

Dear Blog Subscriber: For the purpose of increasing our circulation, as of May 27, our emails will be sent through Mail Chimp. You will notice that the email sender will appear as ” Nancy from AmericanSystemNow@gmail.com” The email will be sent at 2 pm Eastern Time, on days when there has […]

by May 27, 2019 Uncategorized
A painting of Washington and Hamilton at the National Heritage Museum, Lexington, Mass.

Hamilton’s Military Record Presented in Philadelphia

By Nancy Spannaus May 25, 2019—Rand Scholet, founder of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness (AHA) Society, gave an insightful presentation on Hamilton’s 25-year military career at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia yesterday. More chairs had to be brought it to accommodate the crowd, which grew to more than […]

by May 25, 2019 History, News